About PC PhoneHome
PhoneHome is an application which runs silently on Windows and Macintosh computers, sending information to Brigadoon Security Group whenever a network connection is made. This information is only accessed if the machine is reported stolen. In this case, Brigadoon shares the appropriate information (IP address, time) with law enforcement officials who attempt to recover the machine.
Since PhoneHome is designed to be undetectable, there is no sure way for a user to verify that it is running.
If you want to remove PCPhoneHome from your laptop, contact the CUIT Computing Support Center to make an appointment to bring your machine to 202 Philosophy Hall. If you cannot come to campus, or if your machine is not a laptop, notfity the Support Center of that and a technician will contact you to assist in removing the product.
If you want to remove MacPhoneHome from your computer, you will need to contact Brigadoon to request a customized installer. Be sure to include complete indentifying information in your request, such as your full name, Unique ID and address and an email address where your uninstaller can be emailed. As Columbia's email system does not accept file attachments in .exe format, you should specify a separate address, such as a Yahoo or Gmail account to receive this email.